Mr. Roman Hunger
International Security /Peacekeeping and First Committee Matters
Mr. Roman Hunger has been the Senior Advisor on Disarmament, International Security and Peacekeeping in the Office of the President of the UN General Assembly since September 2011. Prior to this assignment, Roman Hunger served as Special Coordinator and Deputy Director to the UN Regional Center for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific located in Kathmandu, Nepal, from 2008 to 2011. Before joining the UN Regional Center in Kathmandu, Nepal, Mr. Hunger worked as Counselor and Military Advisor to the Swiss Missions to the United Nations in New York and Geneva. In 2003, he was a visiting fellow at the Department of National Security Affairs of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, United States. Mr. Hunger served as Chairman of the UN Governmental Group of Technical Experts of the Certain Conventional Weapons Convention in 2005 and of the Nepal National Working Group on Small Arms and other Portable Lethal Weapons from 2009 to 2011. He also acted as Vice-Chairman of the 62nd UN General Assembly First Committee and the 2007 UN Disarmament Commission. He was a Chair’s Facilitator during the 2006 and 2007 sessions of the UN Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations and the 2007 United Nations Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Assistance and Support to Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. A Master of Laws graduate of the University of Zurich, Switzerland, Mr. Hunger is a national of Switzerland.